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Addiction in the Family: What Every Counselor Needs to Know

Addiction in the Family: What Every Counselor Needs to Know

Virginia A. Kelly

ISBN: 978-1-119-09828-7

Dec 2015

208 pages

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$39.99

Description

This book identifies and addresses potential clinical issues for clients who have family members struggling with addiction, and offers concrete strategies for treatment. Viewing addiction as a family disease, Dr. Kelly explores the complex challenges faced by family members, examines the ways in which substance use disorders affect family dynamics, and discusses behaviors that help sustain recovery and create and maintain healthy relationships.

A brief history of substance abuse is provided, as are the primary models of addiction and family theory. Chapters on codependency and the emotional, relational, and behavioral consequences of living with a family member with a substance use disorder follow. The universality of substance abuse is then examined along with specific ethnic and cultural differences. Family support group treatment options complete the text. Case conceptualization exercises that contain reflections, implications for the counselor, and discussion questions for application of the material are interspersed throughout the book to link theory to practice.

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Preface vii

About the Author ix

Acknowledgments xi

Introduction xiii

Chapter 1 Substance Abuse and SUD: History and Defi nition 1

Chapter 2 Etiological Models of SUD 7

Chapter 3 Commonly Abused Substances 11

Chapter 4 Family Theory 21

Chapter 5 Developmental Theory 47

Chapter 6 Codependency 59

Chapter 7 Emotional Consequences of Living With a Person With an SUD 69

Chapter 8 Relational Consequences of Living With a Person With an SUD 103

Chapter 9 Behavioral Consequences of Living With a Person With an SUD 121

Chapter 10 Multicultural Considerations 127

Chapter 11 Treating Clients Living With a Person With an SUD 137

Conclusion 159

References 161

Index 179